Category Festivals

Glastonbudget audition, 9th November 2018

with Maia Eavan, Strizzy Strauss, Jonezy, Two Hats, Beneath the Embers and Joe Doyle

Tonight’s show was organised by Glastonbudget Music Festival.

Reviewed by Aleksandra Brzezicka

The Soundhouse got loud and rocking with another round of auditions for Glastonbudget 2019. Six performers had their chance to impress the organisers of UK’s biggest tribute festival and prove that they are worthy of being a part of next years line-up.
The opening act was Maia Eavan, an acoustic alternative singer/songwriter. It featured originals which can be found on the debut EP released this year. Maia’s strong yet gentle voice mixed perfectly with the guitar, played quite skilfully...

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Glastonbudget audition, 19th October 2018

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Cosmopolitan Festival, 18th August 2018

Reviewed by Trevor Locke

Not so much a carnival, more a festival. Now in its fifth year, this event has become established on Leicester’s annual cycle of public events. Cosmo celebrates Leicester as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country. It covers all forms of art but our interest was the music. Three stages were on offer – the main stage at Jubilee Square, The acoustic stage at the Clock Tower and the youth stage at Humberstone Gate.

This is an event we have covered before, here at MIL magazine

Archive copies of previously published reports on the event are also available from the Arts in Leicester archive website.

At the acoustic stage Andrea Kenny put on a rousing set. Andrea is best known for being the lead singer in Leicester band The Brandy Thieves...

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Glastonbudget audition, 4th August 2018

with Liam Iliffe, Ohana, Smack Jack & The Many Grams and The Whiskey Rebellion

Tonight’s show was organised by Glastonbudget Music Festival.

Reviewed by Lydia Till

Glastonbudget Festival 2019 auditions kick off with a great start.

The first week of Glastonbudget 2019 auditions kicked off this past weekend at the Soundhouse in Leicester. The festival is the biggest tribute act festival in the world, hosting around 160 acts including about 40 tribute acts headlining.

First to perform was 16 year old Liam Iliffe who is not new to the Glastonbudget scene. He performed at the festival in May this year. For his audition, he performed a mix of covers – including Ed Sheeran and Foo Fighters – which fit perfectly with the concept behind the tribute act festival. Iliffe also performed a few of h...

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